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Joshua Ballinger, Documentingthelight, Documentary Video, Story telling, film maker, artist, activist
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New Forage

We(Faith Hitchon & I) started NewForage as a way to connect with other young families.  Sharing our own story as well as those that inspire us, with the hopes of Re:defining what being a family means.

We started publishing our own videos and blogs, and we contacted by some brands that we decided to partner with @Sakurabloom and @scoutfolks


While we love sharing our story, our ultimate goal is to create a community of like minded families, and to share stories about families that inspire us.   Our first tribe project is about the Acienos (@missverse)



Our first videos were based off a playlist I created for our trip, while later we would expand to adding narration.


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PETA: Living Series

With so much of PETA messaging being about why it’s so important to go Vegan, it became apparent that there was also a need for resources for those that have already decided to be Vegan; hence the development of “Living” series.  This series of videos highlight how easy it is to be Vegan as well as some tips on how to veganize some of your favorite dishes.

For this particular Video we enlisted the help of actress Victoria Summer to show us one of her favorite Vegan Dishes: Stuffed Zucchini.  Shot at Tastemade Studios in Santa Monica.

This was one of the first videos we shot in this series, and we choose to shoot in a staffers kitchen to show just how easy it is to make these recipes in your own home.

We expanded this series for PETA’s different affilates, this one with Marco Regil was for PETA Latino.


You can see more of this series here


OneBeat: You Should Know Me By Now

Collaborating with Matt & Claudina Morrison, we came up with a series of pilots for new EDM Lifestyle Site

You Should Know Me By Now, became a platform to shine light on the newest up and coming dj’s and the work they are putting in to get where they are.